I am an artist and a concert pianist who travels around the world performing as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras, all while exhibiting my paintings. The source of my inspiration is music and travel. I use mixed media, mostly oil, acrylic, and pastels. Art has always been a very important part of my life and I would like to continue sharing it and presenting around the world.
I gather my inspiration from the many cultures and people that I meet and the different music styles that I play. One of the most important tasks for me is to express the energy and the emotion of the moment, similar to music making on canvas. I’m currently focusing on capturing the invisible energetic connections and interactions between people and the events in the world around us.
Anastasia Voltchok – The exceptional pianist, versatile artist, seasoned teacher and life-affirming woman, honoured with a Gold Medal at the World Piano competition in Cincinnati in 2003, was born in Moscow to a family of professional pianists. Her maternal grandfather, Sergei Kozak, was a famous Ukrainian baritone as well as the director of the Kiev Philharmonic. It was natural, then, that Voltchok went on to study music, first at the Basel Music Academy in Switzerland, then at the University of Maryland where she became a Doctor of Musical Arts. Voltchok often paints while on tour, exhibiting work in galleries as she performs with famous orchestras around Europe and the wider world. For Voltchok, art is an essential means of expression, because it expands her sensorial connection with the audience. Unlike music, Voltchok notes that art can be “seen by the eye or touched . Voltchok paints with acrylics, oils, and pastels on canvas. She applies a wide variety of colors and prefers smooth textures. Her subjects are simple but expressive, drawn from her many travels and personal experiences. For Voltchok, it is essential to “express the energy and the emotion of the moment.” It is a goal both noble and consistently met.
Among her recent and upcoming exhibitions are:
“Gesichter und Tagträume” (solo) at Kunst.Part Gallery, Basel 2016
“Roads and Thoughts” at M.Art-Gallery , Basel 2014
“Little treasures” (group) at Galleria de Marchi, Bologna 2015
“In reverie of form”(group) at Agora Gallery, New York 2014
“Movement” (solo) at Gallerie am Lindenhof, Zürich 2017
She has recorded for Novalis, Genuin and Solo Musica. A recent recording of Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto with The Branderburgische Philharmonie and Howard Griffiths is to be released in October 2016 with CPO.
Freitag 3. März
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